This blog post originally appeared August 3, 2016 on the Sick Chicks and The Mighty . "Congress is working together on a nonpartisan issue that will have a profound effect on the lives of all Americans. H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, will bring our health care innovation infrastructure into the 21st Century, delivering hope for patients and loved ones and providing necessary resources to researchers to continue their efforts to uncover the next generation of cures and treatments." - Mission Statement , House Committee of Energy Commerce, 21st Century Cures Is it just me or do you get chills reading that paragraph? Finding advocacy allowed me take control of an uncontrollable situation...
Join us During the Month of August to Support #CuresNOW Congress needs to get the Cures legislation across the finish line in September. Join the Save Lives. Support Cures. advocacy initiative throughout August to show strong support for finding cures and modernizing our nation’s research and innovation ecosystem. Follow, engage, and connect your Cures message using the hashtag #CuresNOW. There are several easy ways to join the initiative this month: Send a #CuresNOW tweet via Twitter directly to House and Senate members. Call your representatives and urge them to support this lifesaving act Friday of each week in August Send a message to House and Senate members to get the Cures bill...
More than 100 million Americans live with the devastating effects of a debilitating neurological or psychiatric disease each year. In addition to producing severe hardship for millions of families, such suffering costs the U.S. economy at least $760 billion annually. The Society for Neuroscience (SfN), the world’s largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system, believes that the only way to foster the scientific breakthroughs needed to alleviate that suffering is with strong, consistent and reliable public funding of biomedical research through agencies including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science...

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Funding research gives all of us a better chance of living a healthier life.
Pam Hirata, heart disease survivor